Departed quietly from the pastoral setting of Montague Harbor early morning for Ladysmith to the west on Vancouver Island our most northern latitude for the trip. Departure music was In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg in honor of the gnome carver David Compton a local artisan and retired international rep for BC. Meeting David reminds us of the interesting people along the route of our adventure. At Ladysmith we tied up to the long guest dock amidst very big power boats aka Stink Pots to sailors. See picture of Kestrel. Had wonderful tapas at Maya Norte a short walk up the hill. Ann and I had a discussion about Popeyes tattoo.